Take That DC…Disney Offers Superhero Programming for Streaming Service

Disney has anted up as it adds a slew of superhero programming to streaming service.

Variety reported that the programming would be limited runs for popular characters of the Marvel Cinematic Universe who have not been lucky enough to have their own standalone movies. The characters they mentioned were Loki and Scarlet Witch.

If the phase plans for the movies are any indication of how aggressive Disney/Marvel will be with their streaming service, than fans of the Marvel-verse will be set with old, new and original programming for years to come.

Are you team Marvel or Team DC?

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Movies: Captain Marvel’s First Trailer is Up and Running

Synopsis: Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.

The movie, which stars Brie Larson, Gemma Chan, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Lee Pace, Ben Mendelsohn. Djimon Hounsou, Clark Gregg, and Annette Benning, is currently in post production and will be released March 8, 2019.

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What You Missed…Jean-Luc Picard is Back and more…

We are still in TCAs mode and a lot happened over the weekend, let’s go over some of the highlights:

The biggest news to come out of the annual Summer Press tour is that CBS All Access will have another Star Trek series and it revolves around Jean-Luc Picard’s life after Star Trek: The Next Generation. The best part is that Sir. Patrick Stewart will be Jean-Luc Picard in the series!


The streaming channel also gave us our first look at Tell Me a Story:

This show, which takes the world’s most beloved fairy tales and reimagines them as a dark and twisted psychological thriller, is set in modern-day New York City. The first season of this serialized drama interweaves “The Three Little Pigs,” “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Hansel and Gretel” into an epic and subversive tale of love, loss, greed, revenge and murder. The cast includes Billy Magnussen, Kim Cattrall, Danielle Campbell, Paul Wesley, James Wolk and Dania Ramirez. Tell Me A Story premieres October 31, exclusively on CBS All Access.

Will fans of Once Upon a Time follow Dania Ramirez (Cinderella) to this show?

For fans of WestWorld, especially those who loved Shogun World, FX is remaking Shogun, which is based on the novel by James Clavell. It will be 10 episodes long and no cast yet. If you cannot wait, you can look for mini-series  that is about an English navigator that becomes both a player and pawn in the complex political games in feudal Japan. It starred Richard Chamberlain.

FX also announced that Jessica Lange is back for the upcoming season of American Horror Story. The show will air on the 12th of September and revolves around the Apocalypse.

The story, “begins with the end of the world, and then our world begins,” Executive Producer Alexis Martin Woodall stated.

We got a couple of hints about the upcoming season of The Walking Dead via the first episode of the new season of The Talking Dead.

The ninth season picks up a year-and-a-half after Season Eight ended. All the communities of Hilltop, the Kingdom, Oceanside, the Sanctuary, and Rick Grimes are working together to create some semblance of a working and cooperative society. However, we all know what happens…thanks to San Diego Comic-Con.



That’s it for now! Have a Happy Monday!


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Westworld: Not meant for everyone…

The TCA panel for HBO had one highlight that had many of us, who watch Westworld, kind of nodding our heads in agreement.

Westworld is not for the casual viewer. 

That is an understatement. To watch this show is like being in the mafia. You have to know what you are getting yourself into, but once you are in…you are in.

Last year, was not for the faint of heart. Story lines went from what we think is the present…to the past…to the future. Even the cast could not figure out the story line.

This is not the only show that follows this maze-like story line. We see this type of story line in Legion (FX) and in Mr. Robot (USA).

These shows force the viewer to be invested. If you are like me, than you are.

We, at the TCA, also learned that only one of the Game of Thrones prequels is moving forward to the pilot stage and they will start production in 2019…aaaaaaand the final season of Game of Thrones will be airing in the first half of 2019.

The cast of Gotham is back at work for the final season of the show, that will air in 2019.


We are excited to see Bruce and Selena move forward as the infamous Caped Crusader and the Catwoman.

We did learn of the titles for the first four episodes of the season:

  1. Year Zero
  2. Trespassers
  3. Penguin, Our Hero
  4. Ruin

Now, there was a comic book series titled, Batman: Year Zero. It was written by  Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV and it lasted one year. It was also considered an origin story. How that plays in to the final season of Gotham will be interesting to see.

From Netflix,as it keeps adding to its roster:

​It’s official! Netflix greenlights Locke & Key for 10 episode series.

Netflix is redeveloping the scripts and re-casting the new series.

Locke & Key, written by Joe Hill, is a horror/fantasy series that revolves around three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in Massachusetts only to find the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of powers and abilities. Little do they know, a devious demon also wants the keys, and will stop at nothing to attain them.

The IDW Publishing Locke & Key comic book franchise, co-created by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, has garnered both awards and acclaim during its ten-year run; has been translated into dozens of languages across the globe; and has sold millions of copies worldwide.

Episodes: 10 x 60

Creator / Writer / Executive Producer: Joe Hill

Showrunners / Executive Producers: Carlton Cuse (producing through Genre Arts), Meredith Averill

Executive Producers: David Ozer (IDW), Ted Adams (IDW), Lindsey Springer (producing through Genre Arts), Aron Eli Coleite, Andy Muschietti, Barbara Muschietti, David Alpert (Circle of Confusion), Rick Jacobs (Circle of Confusion)

Series developed by: Carlton Cuse, Aron Eli Coleite and Meredith Averill

First Episode written by: Joe Hill and Aron Eli Coleite

News that you may have missed…

It is almost last call for Shadowhunters, but they are still casting for the final season. The latest is Luke Baines. He’s been cast as the main villain, Jonathan Morgenstern.

For those of you who love TV and TV-related events, you should attend the upcoming Paleyfest, which will be showing the Charmed reboot Shows of note, the Charmed reboot. I have been to a couple of these events and they are always great fun.

Netflix released the following info about Snowpiercer:

24 July 2018


Netflix has boarded all-new futuristic action thriller Snowpiercer. Through a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment, Netflix will premiere the series co-produced by Tomorrow Studios and Studio T to its members globally outside of the U.S. and China in 2019.

Details regarding Snowpiercer are below:

  • Oscar® winner Jennifer Connelly and Tony Award® winner Daveed Diggs star in the series.
  • Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercercenters on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are questioned in this riveting television adaptation. The series is based on the acclaimed movie of the same name.
  • The series also stars Alison Wright (The Accountant), Mickey Sumner (American Made), Katie McGuinness (Dirty Filthy Love), Susan Park (Ghostbusters), Tony Award® winner and Grammy® nominee Lena Hall (All My Children), Annalise Basso (Bedtime Stories), Sam Otto (Jellyfish), Sheila Vand (Argo), Roberto Urbina (Narcos) and Sasha Frolova (The Interestings).
  • Snowpiercer is a co-production of Tomorrow Studios, a partnership between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios, and Turner’s Studio T. The series is executive produced by Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein (AquariusPrison BreakTeen Wolf) and Becky Clements (Good BehaviorAquariusLast Man Standing).
  • Award-winning writer and producer Graeme Manson (Orphan Black) is the showrunner and also serves as executive producer along with Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange), Matthew O’Connor (Continuum) and the original film’s Bong Joon Ho, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi.
  • James Hawes will serve as director and co-executive producer.
  • The series will debut on TNT in the U.S.

Kathryn Newton has been cast to star in a to star in a new YA Netflix show that focuses on young adults who are fighting to survive after realizing that they  are stuck in their home town and they are there all alone. The show is described as Lost meets Lord of the Flies. The character that Miss Newton will be playing is is Allie. Allie is always in her sister’s shadow, but encourages her sister to become a leader to the group.  There is no title or release date, but the show will have a ten episode run. THR

It’s the last week of July and that means Fall TV is just around the corner. Here are some dates to mark on your calendar for network TV:

  1. Manifest – September 24 at 10 p.m. EST
  2. The Gifted – September 25 at 8 p.m. EST
  3. Black Lightning – October 9 at 9 p.m. EST
  4. The Flash – October 9 at 8 p.m. EST
  5. Riverdale – October 10 at 8 p.m. EST
  6. Supernatural – October 11 at 8 p.m. EST
  7. Supergirl – October 14 at 8 p.m. EST
  8. Charmed – October 14 at 9 p.m. EST
  9. Arrow – October 15 at 8 p.m. EST
  10. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – October 22 at 9 p.m. EST
  11. Legacies – October 25 at 9 p.m. EST
  12. Midnight, TX –  October 26 at 9 p.m. EST

Remember, shows like Gotham and Roswell, NM will not air until the second half of the network TV season.


…Wait…Here is the Inside Look at Amazon’s Good Omens for #SDCC

The show is based on the book Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch. It was written by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman and it kind of reads like Monty Python or the Hitchhiker’s Guide…very funny…very British.

Here’s a little info on the premise of the book:

The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel (Aziraphale) and a fast-living demon (Crowley) are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. So, they attempt to sabotage it because they like their comfy lived in merry old England.  And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist and then there is the issue of the Four Horsemen.

I suggest that if you are looking forward to the show, give the book a shot. You will not regret it!